LCMS Black Ministry

Black Ministry

Strong faith, fervent love: Revitalizing congregations

Black Ministry provides encouragement, assistance, advocacy and influence to LCMS districts, congregations and schools for synodwide engagement in ministry to people of African-American descent and other ethnic cultures.

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TimeLine Newsletter

LCMS TimeLine Newsletter

TimeLine — an e-newsletter from LCMS Black Ministry — provides insight, encouragement and resources to those interested and engaged in serving African-Americans and other neighbors across the country. Send your articles to the Rev. Roosevelt Gray Jr.

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‘The First Rosa’ Film

The First Rosa

The LCMS produced “The First Rosa” film to share the story of Rosa J. Young, the “Mother of Black Lutheranism in Central Alabama.” A complimentary DVD copy of the film was sent to each LCMS congregation.

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Resources & Services


Contact the LCMS for assistance in ministering to African-Americans.

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Reading Resources

The Rev. Amos Gray IV shares how to implement a youth mentoring program.

The LCMS offers suggested reading resources to educate and assist you in your ministry.


The LCMS has been sharing the Gospel with African-Americans for more than 140 years.

TimeLine e-Newsletter

TimeLine provides insight, encouragement and resources to all those interested and engaged in serving African-Americans and other neighbors across the country.


LCMS Black Ministry encourages a renewed commitment to share the Gospel.

Black Ministry supports school ministries, and it maintains a scholarship fund.







Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray, Director

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Ministry Overview

LCMS Black Ministry promotes faithfulness to theology that is contextually holistic, touching lives with the Gospel through mercy care in the context of daily experiences.
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Black Clergy Caucus

The LCMS Black Clergy Caucus serves congregations and communities throughout the United States. (Directory courtesy of Minuteman Press; Prattville, Ala.)

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Recent Stories & Articles

Black Ministry – LCMS News & Information
TimeLine Newsletter – Third Quarter 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017 2:55:04 PM

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Visit the LCMS Black Ministry Facebook page to stay updated on the latest news and events.

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Lutherans Engage the World

Lutheran Engage the WorldEngaging the Church in the work of witness and mercy across the globe in our life together.

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The Lutheran Witness

The Lutheran WitnessSubscribe to the digital edition of The Lutheran Witness


Concordia Publishing House

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